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Breaking down barriers to student aid: reforming the FAFSA, expanding opportunity

Breaking down barriers to student aid: reforming the FAFSA, expanding opportunity

November 12, 2019

By: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett As midterms closeout and finals loom, paying for college and avoiding student debt can be scarier for Bobcats than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free—but you have to ask for it first. The paperwork...

Our groundwater conservation district can, and must, protect all of you

Our groundwater conservation district can, and must, protect all of you

Jordan Drake

November 5, 2019

By Jim BlackburnIn 2015, the Texas Legislature gave the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District additional territory and responsibility for regulating groundwater withdrawal from the Trinity Aquifer in a portion of Hays County. It is important to know the District protects Barton Springs, ...

My assault was silenced by Texas State

My assault was silenced by Texas State

Jordan Drake

November 5, 2019

Trigger warning: this story has graphic content that can be sensitive to some people. By Camelia JuarezI am now a senior at Texas State and I fucking love this school, minus the fact we don’t have a great football team and have not been collecting accurate data on assault victims. I am angry the courage of at le...

Race does not define me

Race does not define me

Jordan Drake

November 5, 2019

By Gene BrownI grew up feeling different and I always told people were going to accept me, but it was always because of my sexuality, never my race. Last week, I attended a work event, which meant I had a media pass for priority seating of different panels. I sat waiting in the media reserved section for the...

Texas State, do your job

Texas State, do your job

Editorial Board

September 30, 2019

Texas State officials announced Sept. 10, 2019, the campus had misreported Clery reportable offenses on the annual Campus Security Report, formerly, "Campus Watch." The university's response is a measly three paragraphs saying nothing. No mention of the extent to how much data is wrong or which data...

Rising costs lead some degrees to not be worth it

Rising costs lead some degrees to not be worth it

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2019

Nearly everyone is told, starting in primary school, that college is necessary for a better life and will open doors to great opportunities. The problem is this is seldom the case. The reality ends up reflecting student loan debt, underwhelming entry-level jobs with even lower pay and a frustrating,...

Summer parking is a nightmare for commuters

Summer parking is a nightmare for commuters

Jordan Drake

August 8, 2019

Parking may be one of the most frustrating aspects of Texas State, especially for commuters. With a small cluster of parking lots, options are limited. Students either fight for a parking space in a smaller lot that allows for the avoidance of headaches if found, catch the bus or give up and park at...

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